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Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge

Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge is located on part of the former Loring Air Force Base, in Limestone, Maine. It was established in 1998, when 4,700 acres were transferred from the U.S. Air Force to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Refuge also administers some 2400 acres of wetland conservation easements throughout Aroostook County. In a portion of Maine where the landscape is dominated by agricultural crops such as potatoes and broccoli, Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge protects valuable wildlife habitat. The variety of habitat types attracts a diversity of wildlife species.

Heading north on I-95 from Bangor, ME take exit 62 Houlton, ME. Turn left on Route 1 north. In Caribou take Route 89 West toward Limestone. Turn left onto East Gate Road proceed for approximately two miles. Ahead will be a set of railroad tracks, cross the tracks, bear right at the fork the Refuge office and Visitor Contact Station on the right.

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